Children Quotes

Gary Holland quote: Every child is a deliberate, passionate creation of God. If you doubt that just look into their eyes, you will find a gentle little Spirit, who hungers for life and for your love. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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The quotes about children on this page are all positive, inspirational words of wisdom. There is also a page of Spiritual Poems For Children.

My three children have always been the most important thing in my life and my greatest blessing. Having my children at a young age meant that I was lucky enough to enjoy the experience of all my children becoming parents. Two of my grandchildren are now adults and the others are growing up so fast. The abundance of love and joy that I have in my life with all of these treasures is amazing.

Quotes about children are listed alphabetically on authors surname

A Quotes About Children

A child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer.
Jacob Abbott 1803 – 1879

Children coming forth today have a greater capacity to deal with, the greater variety of information that is coming forth, than you did.
Abraham-Hicks

Children or babies learn to mimic the vibration of the adults who surround them long before they learn to mimic the words.
Abraham-Hicks

Give them a conscious understanding of how powerful and important and valuable and perfect they are.
Abraham-Hicks

This child is thinking and receiving vibrational thought from you on the day that he enters your environment. That is the reason that beliefs are transmitted so easily from parent to child.
Abraham-Hicks

We’re going to tell you a very big secret about children: They are freedom seeking in a way that you have not yet experienced the desire for freedom. The youth that is coming forth in this time are poignantly coming to express their ability to be free.
Abraham-Hicks

Everything I do, in every channel of my life, is part of a legacy that I’m making for my child. For my children, if I have more. I’m not motivated by much, certainly not money – but I’m motivated by that.
Adele 1988

Whatever my kid wants to do or be, I will always support him, no matter what.
Adele 1988

Children make you want to start life over.
Muhammad Ali 1942 – 2016

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
Henri Frederic Amiel 1821 – 1881

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep continuing needs, is good for him.
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Every child is a thought in the mind of God, and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion.
Eberhard Arnold 1883 – 1935

Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder.
Eberhard Arnold 1883 – 1935

Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God’s eyes.
Eberhard Arnold 1883 – 1935

Education is not a matter of getting facts and sowing them within brains, but that it is an attitude of mind that you teach children to find out for themselves.
David Attenborough 1926

The great heroes and heroines of our society are of course the teachers, and in particular the teachers of kids in their first years. Once a child has been shown what the natural world is, it will live with them forever.
David Attenborough 1926

B Quotes About Children

Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you or they may do it.
Russell Baker

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James Baldwin

There is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.
P. T. Barnum 1810 – 1891

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
Bruce Barton 1886 – 1967

When you have kids you grow up. I have just started realising it now.. It changes the world, having children.
David Beckham 1975

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
Clay B. Bedford

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887

To a child’s ear, ‘Mother’ is magic in any language.
Arlene Benedict

A sense of worthiness is a child’s most important need.
Polly Berends

The child does not begin to fall until she becomes seriously interested in walking, until she actually begins walking. Falling is thus more an indication of learning than a sign of failure.
Polly Berends

The gain is not the having of children, it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.
Polly Berends

The question for the child is not ‘Do I want to be good?’ but, ‘Whom do I want to be like?’
Bruno Bettelheim 1903 – 1990

Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.
Bible

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Bible

Grown men can learn from very little children, for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach.
W. E. B. Du Bois 1868 – 1963

Children make your life important.
Erma Bombeck 1927 – 1996

The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.
Napoleon Bonaparte 1769 – 1821

Children who remember their past lives offer the most compelling evidence yet for reincarnation.
Carol Bowman 1950

Anything we tell our kids about life is a placemarker.. Until they figure it out for themselves.
Robert Brault

Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.
Robert Brault

In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy too.
Robert Brault

The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher.
Robert Brault

The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives.
Robert Brault

There is an instinct in a woman to love most of her own child and an instinct to make any child who needs love, her own.
Robert Brault

Why explain miracles to your kids, when you can just have them plant a garden?
Robert Brault

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re asleep.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.
Pam Brown

A teddy bear does not depend upon mechanics to give him the semblance of life. He is loved – and therefore he lives.
Pam Brown

A teddy bear is your childhood wrapped up in faded yellow fur, and as such, he commands affection long after he is outgrown.
Pam Brown

However time or circumstances may come between mother and her child, their lives are interwoven forever.
Pam Brown

Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.
Emilie Buchwald 1935

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
Edmund Burke 1729 – 1797

Children are our future, and the only way for the world to evolve, as I have been shown it should be, is for each generation to be more loving and compassionate than the one before. This is only possible if we support the children around us, and protect and encourage them so that they don’t need to lock their love away.
Lorna Byrne 1953

C Quotes About Children

Our children are not going to be just ‘our children’ – they are going to be other people’s husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.
Mary Calderone 1904 – 1998

I love to gaze upon a child..
A young bud bursting into blossom.
Charles S. Calverley 1831 – 1884

Don’t just teach your children to read.
Teach them to question what they read.
Teach them to question everything.
George Carlin 1937 – 2008

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washer-woman, cook, teacher, angel and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar and friend. No servants to come between them. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune.
Andrew Carnegie 1835 – 1919

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
Rachel Carson 1907 – 1964

The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world, there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world, there will not be, another child like him.
Pablo Casals 1876 – 1973

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child.
May Ellen Chase 1887 – 1973

Dear sweet unforgettable childhood.
Anton Pavolovich Chekhov 1860 – 1904

In early childhood, you lay the foundation of poverty or riches, in the habits you give your children. Teach them to save everything, not for their own use, for that would make them selfish, but for some use. Teach them to share everything with their playmates; but never allow them to destroy anything.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

An Aware parent loves all children he or she meets and interacts with.. For you are a caretaker for those moments in time.
Doc Childre

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.
Agatha Christie 1890 – 1976

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
Agatha Christie 1890 – 1976

When your child is talking, turn the world off.
Crystal DeLarm Clymer

A child can teach an adult three things… to be happy for no reason. To always be busy with something. And to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
Paulo Coelho 1947

God bless everybody I love.
God bless everybody who loves me.
God bless everybody who loves everybody I love.
And everybody who loves everybody who loves me.
Colonial Child’s Prayer

The illusions of childhood are necessary experiences; a child should not be denied a balloon because an adult knows sooner or later it will burst.
Marcelene Cox

There are three ways to get something done… Do it yourself. Employ someone to do it for you. Or, forbid your children from doing it.
Monta Crane

D Quotes About Children

Children are not so serious as grown-ups and love to laugh. (Matilda)
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990

It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think he or she is wonderful.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990

I think what’s important for kids to know is that your decisions here on earth matter, your behaviour matters and how you treat other people matters.
Matt Damon 1970

If I had a bucket list, I’d say raising my four daughters to be strong, good women would be number one.
Matt Damon 1970

Our society claims to have the answers to our parenting problems ensconced in the prevalent disciplines and ideologies of psychology, sociology, religion, and medicine. All of these fall short to the extent they overlook the presence of the Spirit of God uniquely expressed in each of us.
We must start walking out a knowing that we are candles lit from the Spirit for the purpose of illuminating a path.. Walking before our children. And, yes, they will, eventually, follow.
Esther Davis-Thompson

If your life inspires just one child.. Your life has been a success.
Mark Desaux

I think that it’s our responsibility to create a world in which girls can grow up and not have to limit their dreams or possibilities.
Zooey Deschanel 1980

Hugs can do great amounts of good.. Especially for children.
Princess Diana 1961 – 1997

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.
Kate DiCamillo 1964

Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children and the one most important of all the things we can give them is unconditional love. Not love that depends on anything at all, except that they are our children.
Rosaleen Dickson

Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.
Walt Disney 1901 – 1966

The Soul is healed by being with children.
Fyodor Dostoevsky 1821 – 1881

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Frederick Douglas 1818 – 1895

Let them follow their own compass.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Once you see a child’s self-image begin to improve, you will see significant gains in achievement areas, but even more important, you will see a child who is beginning to enjoy life more.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Your children are Spiritual Beings who come through you, not for you.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Your children will see what you’re all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

E Quotes About Children

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Marion Wright Edelman 1939

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
Ignacio Estrada

All men know their children mean more than life.
Euripides 480BC – 406BC

Noble fathers have noble children.
Euripides 480BC – 406BC

F Quotes About Children

When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child’s hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an Awakener.
Paula Fox 1923

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Robert Fulghum 1937

G Quotes About Children

If you want real peace in the world, start with children.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

If the very old will remember, the very young will listen.
Chief Dan George 1899 – 1981

The only thing necessary for tranquillity in the world is that every child grows up happy.
Chief Dan George 1899 – 1981

In my Soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colours of the rainbow.
Papiha Ghosh

Your children are not your children, they are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies, but not their Soul, for their Soul belongs in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The Archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite and He bends you with His might, that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the Archer’s hand be for gladness, for even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Kahlil Gibran 1884 – 1931

Children are like wet cement.. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.
Haim Ginott 1922 – 1973

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
Haim Ginott 1922 – 1973

What children need most are the essentials that Grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.
Rudolph Giuliani

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But, if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832

It’s not that age brings childhood back again, age merely shows what children we remain.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman 1869 – 1940

A mother is a child’s first looking glass into the world.
Richelle E. Goodrich

I love being with my children. They’re fascinating people.
Amy Grant 1960

There is always one moment in childhood with the door opens and lets the future in.
Graham Greene 1904 – 1991

Children… they string our joys, like jewels bright, upon the thread of years.
Edgar Guest 1881 – 1959

Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.
Edgar Guest 1881 – 1959

H Quotes About Children

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Alex Haley 1921 – 1992

Tying the little folks with the older folks is a great and powerful tool to preserve and to protect the family and the individual.
Alex Haley 1921 – 1992

As mamas, papas, grandparents, teachers and caregivers we have a responsibility to protect these little Earth warriors. It’s our job to protect and nurture their love, their innocence, their spirits, their imagination, their gifts, their health, and wellbeing, their spirituality, their confidence, their character, their freedom of thought, their instincts, their wildness, and their magic! There is nothing we can do in this lifetime that will compare to the importance of this work. These little ones are our future. Guard them well!
Brooke Hampton

Speak to them [children] as if you were on stage in front of thousands of people. Respond to them with the respect they deserve. They are our future. Guard your tongue. Be brave enough to try harder. Let’s create a childhood that our children won’t have to recover from.
Brooke Hampton

Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on Earth, for what they believe is what they will become.
Brooke Hampton

Parents need to be more accepting of who their kids are and less concerned about what society thinks they need to be.
Neil Patrick Harris 1973

The best thing to spend on your children is time.
Louise Hart

Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. Somehow even her clothes feel different to her children’s hands from anybody else’s clothes. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.
Katherine Butler Hathaway 1890 – 1942

No creature under Heaven is more imitative than a little child, and its conduct in after years will depend largely upon the example set by its parents during its early life. It is no use to tell the child “not to mind.” It has no mind wherewith to discriminate, but follows its natural tendency, as water flows down a hill, when it imitates. Therefore it behoves every parent to remember from morning till night that watchful eyes are upon him all the time, waiting but for him to act in order to follow his example.
Max Heindel 1865 – 1919

The more music is incorporated into a child’s daily life, the stronger and healthier will be its body in future years.
Max Heindel 1865 – 1919

The attitude that you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them. They don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Jim Henson 1936 – 1990

Time is a game.. Played beautifully by children.
Heraclitus 535BC – 475BC

God whose name is Love
Happy children we
Listen to the hymn
That we sing to Thee
Florence Hoatson 1881 – 1964

Hands together, softly so
Little eyes shut tight
Father, just before we go
Hear our prayer tonight


We are all Thy children here
This is what we pray
Keep us when the dark is near
And through every day

Florence Hoatson 1881 – 1964

Children are the keys of paradise.
Eric Hoffer 1902 – 1983

Every child is a deliberate, passionate creation of God. If you doubt that, just look into their eyes. You will find a gentle little spirit who hungers for life and for your love.
Gary Holland

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894

When I pick up one of my children and cuddle them, all the strain and stress of life temporarily disappears. There is nothing more wonderful than motherhood and no one will ever love you as much as a small child.
Nicola Horlick 1960

The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
Joe Houldsworth

I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride to make it easier, let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.
Whitney Houston 1963 – 2012/George Benson – written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 – 1915

Your children teach you so much. It’s a real mirror of yourself.
Kate Hudson 1979

If you look in the eyes of the young, you see flame. If you look in the eyes of the old, you see light.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley 1894 – 1963

J Quotes About Children

Children show me in their playful smiles the Divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.
Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009

In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009

What a child doesn’t receive, he can seldom later give.
P. D. James 1920 – 2014

One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
Randell Jarrell 1914 – 1965

Children are likely to live up to what you believe in them.
Lady Bird Johnson 1912 – 2007

Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it’s just as important to sit down and ask my son how he’s feeling or talk to him about life.
Angelina Jolie 1975

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones

Be gentle with the young.
Juvenal 55 – 127

K Quotes About Children

No matter how knowledgeable you are, respect your parents for their experience and your children for their curiosity.
Amit Kalantri 1988

Children are the true connoisseurs, what’s precious to them has no price, only value.
Bel Kaufman 1911

Children are a great comfort in your old age.
Lionel Kaufman

The greatest gift you can give your children is.. Your love and your time.
Montague Keen 1925 – 2004

Children are the worlds most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.
John F. Kennedy 1917 – 1963

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy 1917 – 1963

There are no words that could ever describe the happiness and the joy that you feel when you see your son smile in the morning. I just feel so lucky.
Miranda Kerr 1983

Young people need something stable to hang onto – a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.
Jay Kessler

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from the roses.
Ellen Key 1849 – 1926

I love acting.. But it’s much more fun taking the kids to the zoo.
Nicole Kidman 1967

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Knights of Pythagoras

A lifestyle of reading puts the vast knowledge of the ages into the hands of our children. Exchanging the life-long riches of a love of reading for the temporary value of facts gleaned from required reading lists is a paltry deal, indeed. Encouraging reading, yes but let their hearts, their interests, their imaginations choose their reading material. Whatever momentary facts they need for the next test or quiz can be found just as easily on Google. A passion for reading can only be found in the heart of the child.
L. R. Knost

It is time for a return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of pursuing happiness. It is time to let children be children again.
L. R. Knost

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
L. R. Knost

Education in the true sense is helping the individual to be mature and free, to flower greatly in love and goodness. That is what we should be interested in, and not in shaping the child according to some idealistic pattern.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 – 1986

L Quotes About Children

Children are not things to be moulded, but are people to be unfolded.
Jess Lair ? – 2000

Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit, we cannot flower and grow without it.
Jess Lair ? – 2000

Give the ones you love.. Wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.
Dalai Lama 1935

It is vital that when educating children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.
Dalai Lama 1935

The time has come to take concrete steps to bring about a real transformation in the ways we educate our future generations. We need to combine both an education of the mind with an education of the heart.
Dalai Lama 1935

A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature.
Charles Lamb 1775 – 1834

There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.
Anne Lamott 1954

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.
Ann Landers

You will always be your child’s favourite toy.
Vicki Lansky 1942

Loving a child is a circular business.. The more you give, the more you get, the more you get, the more you give.
Penelope Leach 1937

Success for me; is to raise happy, healthy human beings.
Kelly Lebrock 1960

Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything.
Giacomo Leopardi 1798 – 1837

Stay close to the young.. And a little rubs off.
Alan Jay Lerner 1918 – 1986

No animal is so inexhaustible as an excited infant.
Amy Leslie

It is not children only that one feeds with fairy tales.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 1729 – 1781

Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn’t poor.
Sam Levenson 1911 – 1980

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
Sam Levenson 1911 – 1980

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate is called a grandparent.
Sam Levenson 1911 – 1980

Children are not a distraction from more important work.. They are the most important work.
C. S. Lewis 1898 – 1963

All children who are held and loved will know how to love others. Spread these virtues in the world.. Nothing more need be done.
Ming Li

The most important thing that we need to understand as parents is that everything you say, everything you do, for the first seven years of that child’s life is being recorded and becoming their behaviour.
Bruce Lipton 1944

Mother to six year old: “Jane, what are you doing?” “I’m drawing God.” “But darling, nobody knows what God looks like.” “No mummy, they don’t yet, but they will when they’ve seem my drawing.
Robert Llewelyn 1956

A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 – 1882

If I had my child to raise over again, I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less. I’d do less correcting, and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I would care to know less, and know to care more. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I’d run through more fields, and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging, and less tugging. I would be firm less often, and affirm much more. I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d teach less about the love of power, and more about the power of love. It matters not whether my child is big or small, from this day forth, I’ll cherish it all.
Diana Loomans

Teach children to look at a flower and see all the things it represents: beauty, the health of an ecosystem, and the potential for healing.
Richard Louv 1949

Children are God’s apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love and hope and peace.
James Russell Lowell 1819 – 1891

If today I had a young mind to direct, to start on the journey of life, and I was faced with the duty of choosing between the natural way of my forefathers and that of the present way of civilization, I would, for its welfare, unhesitantly set that child’s feet in the path of my forefathers. I would raise him to be an Indian.
Luther Standing Bear (Chief) 1868 – 1939

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. He knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. So he kept his children close to nature’s softening influence.
Luther Standing Bear (Chief) 1868 – 1939

M Quotes About Children

We start out as pretty creative beings.. Children let their imaginations take them to places they’ve never seen and do things that seem impossible. We encourage it as fun and playtime, but we should celebrate it as the potential for great discovery and accomplishment.
Harvey MacKay 1932

Children seldom misquote you. They more often repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.
Mae Maloo

How do children learn to correct their mistakes? By watching how you correct yours. How do children learn to overcome failures? By watching how you overcome yours. How do children learn to treat themselves with forgiveness? By watching you forgive yourself.
Therefore, your mistakes and your failures are blessings; opportunities for the best in parenting. And those who point out your mistakes are not your enemies, but the most valuable of friends.
William Martin

You do not have to make your children into wonderful people. You only have to remind them that they are wonderful people. If you do this consistently from the day they are born, they will believe it easily.
William Martin

What a difference it makes to come home to a child.
Mary McBride

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.
Mignon McLaughlin 1913 – 1983

As children we see life only in the present moment. Children feel a certain way and react intuitively in the here and now. They have not yet developed an analytical process which interferes with intuition.
Adam McLeod

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Margaret Mead 1901 – 1978

Whether your child is three or thirteen, don’t rush in to rescue him until you know he’s done all he can to rescue himself.
Barbara F. Meltz

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar, is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.
Bradley Millar

That’s one thing I find about having children – it does unlock a door that separates you from other women who’ve had children.
Rebecca Miller

If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together there is something you must always remember.. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. Even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.
A. A. Milne 1882 – 1956

The childhood shows the man
As morning shows the day.

John Milton 1608 – 1674

All little girls should be told they are pretty.
Marilyn Monroe 1926 – 1962

Raising children, be aware that the piles and piles of laundry will disappear all too soon and that you will, to your surprise, miss them profoundly.
Thomas S. Monson 1927

A child is mysterious and powerful and contains within himself the secret of human nature.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

One of the greatest problems facing men is their failure to realize the fact that a child possesses an active psychic life even when he cannot manifest it, and that the child must secretly perfect this inner life over a long period of time.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

Children see magic because they look for it.
Christopher Moore

Children were encouraged to develop a strict discipline and a high regard for sharing. When a girl picked her first berries and dug her first roots, they were given away to an elder so she would share her future success. When a child carried water for the home, an elder would give compliments, pretending to taste meat in water carried by a boy or berries in that of a girl. The child was encouraged not to be lazy and to grow straight like a sapling.
Mourning Dove aka Christal Quintasket 1888 – 1936

Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words.
Movie – A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

A child thinks that life is really beautiful and that it will become even more beautiful. It is the duty of society to fulfil that expectation.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Dear children and youth, please remember always that: you are your parents’ main contribution to evolution and further human ascent; you are their immorality; you are their greatest work of art and joy; you will be their last thought and pride at their moment of death. You must think of the chain of life from which you come and will continue on this miraculous planet in the vast solar system. Your parents are sacred and so are you.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

I love all my children but with different loves each adapted to the child’s particular nature. Thus is God’s love for all His children on Earth.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

I wish the world would cover itself again with fruit trees for the happiness of little children. Every child on Earth should have the pleasure of touching and picking live fruits from a tree.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

If we only knew what children think and feel about life, nature, people and the world into which they are born. It would give us many clues about the meaning of life and happiness.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

It is the natural and perennial role of parents to teach, to warn, to protect, to guide, to help, to prepare, to ‘raise’ their children. Children, for their part, have their own predispositions, nature, dreams and likings. The result will be blending of the two, of the past, the present and the future. And thus humanity proceeds on its evolutionary path, epitomized and molded in each of the Earth’s hundreds of millions of families. The family is the first and greatest school of love, peace and happiness on Earth. As for all other human groups, there should be no confrontation, no conflict, no breakage of the family, only give and take, understanding, love and cooperation. For these are the ways of ascent of humanity.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Love must become the subject of serious scientific study. Loved children are healthier, happier, more peaceful children. Loved husbands have seldom heart attacks. Loved plants grow better. Loved animals are not vicious. Loved nations do not wage war. A humanity of loving people will be a peaceful humanity. To promote love means therefore to promote peace. Yes, let us have a love logy, a science of love, to start with a World University of Love.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Observe your children closely: they have often fundamental approaches and answers to the mysteries of life which we have lost as adults.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

The example of parents is the greatest teacher. Parents must stand out as models of happiness to their children.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Was I more myself when I was a child? I could burst with joy and also cry. I was fascinated by everything. I fell asleep, exhausted by the wonders of life.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

We have entered an age of such complexity that we are now turning to children and youth for answers on many issues.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

When I was a child, I spoke like a child. When I was an adult, I no longer spoke like a child. When I became old and wise, I spoke again like a child. I wish I had spoken all my life like a child.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

N Quotes About Children

Children are a gift from the heavens.
Native American

The ones that matter most are the children. They are true human beings.
Native American

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors
We borrow it from our children.

Native American

Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.
Native American – Mohawk

I love being around children. I’m deeply moved and inspired by their innocence. They have fresher, clearer eyes to see the world with unconditional love because of the natural spirituality they were born with.
Jason Nelson

If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.
Kitara Nishida 1870 – 1945

It doesn’t take long to learn that it is the simple things children love best; and their joy brings these experiences into the importance they truly deserve. Sharing laughter and wonder and fun with children, seeing the world through their eyes, helps me.
J. L. Nixon

Children learn what they life. If a child lives with criticism.. He learns to condemn. If he lives with hostility.. He learns to fight. If he lives with ridicule.. He learns to be shy. If he lives with shame.. He learns to be guilty. If he lives with tolerance.. He learns confidence. If he lives with praise.. He learns to appreciate. If he lives with fairness.. He learns about justice.
Dorothy Nolte 1924 – 2005

The bond between mother and child is the most intimate one in human experience. Love, welcome, and receptivity at the beginning of life greatly enhance a child’s health and happiness throughout her lifetime.
Christiane Northrup 1949

A child’s eyes, those clear, wells of undefiled thought, what on earth can be more beautiful? Full of hope, love and curiosity, they meet our own. In prayer, how earnest; in joy, how sparkling; in sympathy, how tender. The man who never tried the companionship of a little child has carelessly passed by one of the great pleasures of life, as one passes a rare flower without plucking it or knowing its value.
Caroline Norton 1808 – 1877

O Quotes About Children

It is our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. Its appeal is to the material part, and if allowed its way, it will in time disturb one’s spiritual balance. Therefore, children must early learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.
Ohiyesa aka Charles Alexander Eastman 1858 – 1939

The way we talk to children, becomes their inner voice.
Peggy O’Mara

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P Quotes About Children

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments.. Tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become.
Louis Pasteur 1822 – 1895

Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life?
Jean Piaget 1896 – 1980

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso 1881 – 1973

Who among us has not suddenly looked into his child’s face, in the midst of the toils and troubles of everyday life, and at that moment ‘seen’ that everything which is good, is loved and lovable, loved by God.
Josef Pieper 1904 – 1997

Every child needs a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
Rita Pierson ? – 2013

You hear people say it all the time, how life changes so drastically, but you can’t possibly grasp how beautiful that is until you have your child.
Pink 1979

The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent.
Frank Pittman 1953 – 2012

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

As soft wax is apt to take the stamp of the seal, so are the minds of young children to receive the instruction imprinted on them.
Plutarch 46AD – 120AD

We are like lighthouses to our children.. Beacons showing them the way. And when our light goes out, theirs will be at its brightest.. Ready to take over for us.
Linda Poindexter

R Quotes About Children

A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.
Francois Rabelais 1494 – 1553

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Ruth E. Renkel

If you sit kids down, hour after hour, doing low-grade clerical work, don’t be surprised if they start to fidget. Children are not, for the most part, suffering from a psychological condition, they’re suffering from childhood.
Ken Robinson 1950

Explain to your kids that tests at school do not record their failure. Tests show areas where they can learn and grow, and point up their strengths. They are a reference point to know how they are doing, and to show them where to do more work.
John Roger

His heritage to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and a father.
Will Rogers Jr 1911 – 1993

I think at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 – 1962

Children are born innocent. Before they are domesticated they live in the moment, love without fear, and don’t even think about the opinions of others.
Don Miguel Ruiz 1952

The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.
John Ruskin 1819 – 1900

S Quotes About Children

Growing up is not the problem, forgetting is.
Antoine Saint-Exupery 1900 – 1944

Before becoming a mother I had a hundred theories on how to bring up children. Now I have seven children and only one theory.. Love them, especially when they least deserve to be loved.
Kate Samperi

Children re-invent your world for you.
Susan Sarandon 1946

A deep meaning often lies in the play of a child.
Friedrich Schiller 1759 – 1805

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
Laura Schlessinger 1947

While we try to teach our children all about life.. Our children teach us what life is all about.
Angela Schwindt

Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the Earth is our mother? What befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. This we know: the Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
Seattle (Chief) 1780 – 1866

Adults are just outdated children.
Dr Seuss 1904 – 1991

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book and read to a child.

Dr Seuss 1904 – 1991

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw 1856 – 1950

Empath children are highly influenced by the energy of the household, including the energy of you as a parent. This means that your child will be perceptive of your moods and will feel everything that you feel, regardless of whether you want them to or not.
Mateo Sol

I believe you came into the world to accomplish something, and that the something you came to accomplish is not small or insignificant, that’s not worthy of you. You came here to make a major contribution to life on this planet.
Paul Solomon 1939 – 1994

Children are the anchors that hold the mother to life.
Sophocles 496BC – 406BC

A house is never perfectly furnished for enjoyment unless there is a child in it rising three years old, and a kitten rising three weeks.
Robert Southey 1774 – 1843

Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
Muriel Spark 1918 – 2006

Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.
Wess Stafford 1949

Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom.
Rudolf Steiner 1861 – 1925

Children Are…
Amazing, acknowledge them
Believable, trust them
Childlike, allow them
Divine, honour them
Energetic, nourish them
Fallible, embrace them
Gifts, treasure them
Here now, be with them
Innocent, delight with them
Joyful, appreciate them
Kindhearted, learn from them
Lovable, cherish them
Magical, fly with them
Noble, esteem them
Open minded, respect them
Precious, value them
Questioners, encourage them
Resourceful, support them
Spontaneous, enjoy them
Talented, believe in them
Unique, affirm them
Vulnerable, protect them
Whole, recognize them
Xtraspecial, celebrate them
Yearning, notice them
Zany, laugh with them

Meiji Stewart

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.. There are seven million.
Walt Streightiff

Where children are not, Heaven is not.
Algernon Swinburne 1837 – 1909

T Quotes About Children

Every child comes with a message.. That God is not yet discouraged by man.
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 – 1941

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents wave back.
William D. Tammeus

Children are like sponges; they absorb all your strength and leave you limp.. But give them a squeeze and you get it all back.
Ann Van Tassells

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Stacia Tauscher

How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

If you ask children in the west where’s God, they’d point to the sky. If you ask children in India, they point at themselves.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

Kindness to children. Love for children. Goodness to children…
These are the only investments that never fail.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

If you have young children, give them help, guidance, and protection to the best of your ability, but even more important, give them space – space to be.
Eckhart Tolle 1948

The best thing I’ve done? Well, I’ve created four beautiful children.
Donald Trump 1946

Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Desmond Tutu 1931

U Quotes About Children

All children have creative power.
Brenda Ueland 1891 – 1985

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Peter Ustinov 1921 – 2004

V Quotes About Children

Learning is their journey. Let them navigate. Push them to explore. Watch them discover. Encourage their questions. Allow them to struggle. Support their thinking. Let them fly.
Krissy Venosdale

From the journey down the birth canal to afternoons at the park, a child will register every experience in the circuitry of his or her brain. Whenever a mother strokes her baby, whenever a father plays with his daughter or son, those physiological acts will be instantly converted to neuro-hormonal processes that transform the body and wire the brain of the child.
Thomas R. Verny

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.
Peter De Vries 1910

W Quotes About Children

There’s nothing like seeing the smile on my kid’s faces. Laughing together. Playing. It’s the best.
Mark Wahlberg 1971

I see children, all children, as humanity’s most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left.
Alice Walker 1944

Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
Catherine M. Wallace

See the world with the innocence of children. Approach the world with the daring of children. Love the world with the readiness of children. Heal the world with the purity of children. Change the world with the wisdom of children.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

Teach your children that they need nothing exterior to themselves to be happy, no person, place of thing, and that true happiness is found within.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

When you give your children knowledge, you are telling them what to think. When you give your children wisdom, you do not tell them what to know, or what is true, but rather, how to get to their own truth.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T. Washington 1856 – 1915

Of all my childhood memories, days spent in my grandparents house are the happiest.
Rosemary Wells 1943

I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.
Paul Wellstone 1944 – 2002

The kind of goal we ought to be thinking about is way beyond national product – it is how do we as a nation help our children be the best kinds of people they could possibly be?
Paul Wellstone 1944 – 2002

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
John Whitehead

The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
Ray Lyman Wilbur 1875 – 1949

The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Oscar Wilde 1854 – 1900

Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All things that could go wrong.’
Marianne Williamson 1952

Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else disappears.
Kate Winslet 1975

The child is the father of the man.
Willliam Wordsworth 1770 – 1850

A child who has a grandparent has a softened view of life, the feeling that there is more to life than what we see, more than getting and gaining, winning and losing.
Lois Wyse 1926 – 2007

Y Quotes About Children

One child, one teacher, one pen and one book, can change the world.
Malala Yousafzai 1997

Z Quotes About Children

Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.
Zig Ziglar 1926 – 2012

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